Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Great Battles of the Civil War: Chancellorsville

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: John F. Marszalek, James M. McPherson, Harold Holzer (moderator)

Details: Although often neglected, the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville significantly influenced the outcome of the Civil War. Not only did an emboldened Robert E. Lee head north to Gettysburg—and to his worst defeat—but Chancellorsville also claimed the irreplaceable “Stonewall” Jackson. Join three historians as they explore this crucial battle.

John F. Marszalek is the Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University and executive director and managing editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Association. James M. McPherson is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom. Harold Holzer (moderator) has written and edited 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era including Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, which won the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.

Cost: $38 (members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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